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We need ambitious education innovations; innovative, impactful and scalable approaches that are effective also in low resource environments and help our children flourish in life.

Teachers are expected to shoulder the burden of delivering a high-quality education at a distance, despite being having limited recourses and training

Extended periods of school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to have significant effects on students learning and development. As governments work to implement distance learning, teachers are expected to shoulder the burden of delivering high-quality education, despite being poorly prepared to do so. 

This is particularly true in contexts where teachers do not have the proper technology to facilitate remote learning. However, even in cases where teachers have access to the technology they are often not trained on how to use it, much less how to effectively teach with it. In addition, there is a huge disparity in the amount of training and support teachers are given.

This project aims to identify scalable low-and-high tech solutions for teacher PD, including training and support, that can be replicated at scale

For many students, teachers are the adults with whom they will interact with the most. Successful teachers are likely to be the first role models that young people encounter outside the home. They teach content, make learning fun, shape students’ attitudes, exemplify empathy, teach teamwork and respect, and build student confidence in several ways. Effective teachers prepare students for a world where they must interact with others, adapt quickly to change, and where success will hinge on knowledge as well as attitudes and behavior.

Helping teachers to be successful, especially with so many massive and rapid changes to education, is more critical than ever.

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